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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Recipe: Twice Baked Butternut Squash

 This is originally a Martha Stewart recipe I found via Pinterest, and I really love it. It is a little time consuming, so you will need to plan ahead. The left side is for my Vegan husband (minus the cheese and meat), right side for me. I also use a very large squash and make my half last for two meals. Sometimes it is the whole meal!

This is great for Jorge's Belly Fat Cure and the Fast Track or Paleo, since is it grain-free. The S/C Value really depends on the size of squash. It is a great winter meal that is savory and very filling!

Twice Baked Butternut Squash
1 Whole Large Butternut Squash
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Favorite cheese - I use mozzarella, parmasan
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Salt

How To:
Cut the squash in half legnth-wise and remove seeds. Place in pan and then fill the pan with water about half up the outside skin of the squash. I actually use hot water I've heated from my teapot to get process going. Bake at 450 for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour off the water.

Scoop out the soft insides, leaving enough around the edges so that the shell stays whole. Mix the scooped up insides with the sour cream, cheese, bacon and any other ingredients that sound good! Add back to the shell. Sprinkle the top with extra cheese and paprika. Lower the temp to 425 and bake for another 25 minutes.

These are just really good and I wanted to share them with you all! I served them at Thanksgiving too. I would recommend using small squash when serving guests as the presentation is prettier.


  1. that looks delicious...i'm going to make it tonight. thanks amber!

  2. That does sound delicious...anyone else out there who would love to have a cook who'd make all this healthful food for you?...whatever you want... 'someone' would prepare it for your meals. In my reality that 'someone' is me. I need to get cooking!

  3. Jeri - Oh boy would I love that! But I could just see them constantly adding little things I shouldnt be eating.

  4. Hey Amber! This looks delish! Definitely going to give it a try. I did a butternut squash "lasagna" last winter that was really good, too. You slice the squash into "planks" that you use instead of noodles to build your lasagna. Thanks for sharing this!
    Pat in NJ

  5. Yum. So many possibilities here. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Boy Amber that sounds and look really great!!

  7. Amber, you've done it again, another great recipe. I can't wait to try it. So far this week we had your zucchini lasagna, and tomorrow we'll be enjoying your chili (I also add flax meal which thickens it nicely). Jorge should add these to his cookbook or recipe club. :)

  8. Thanks Robin! Did you ever get a copy of the book from Jorge? I sure hope so! Funny think is, I did tell them I had a ton of recipes that I'd worked on, but they weren't interested at all when I said they were Fast Track! Ha! I said, well they are just grain-free, BFC good. Let me know how you like the Chili. It is best over the cauliflower I think.

  9. That looks good! Everyone in my family loves butternut squash.

  10. I made the twice baked squash last night. It was delicious. I ate one half (it was a smaller squash) and I saved the other half for my boyfriend who was flying in from Florida last night. He had told me on the phone that his friends made him instant mashed potatoes and he really like them. Ewwww! He'll eat whatever I cook and has actually lost weight since we've been together (of course). I cooked him steak and gave him the other half of the squash and he was so happy. He said the squash was better than the instant potatoes, haha. Everyone was happy with your recipe, thanks again.

  11. Thanks Amber, this looks really good!

  12. Amber, I bought myself the book but Jorge is sending me the recipes (club). I say it's their loss for not including any of your recipes, but better for us, since you post them here on your blog. (Free)
    I have made the chili several times, even for Christmas and it was a hit! We love it. Like I said before I have tweaked it a bit, adding the flax meal and some cumin. I use diced tomatoes with green chilies too.

  13. Yum yum amber!!! I need to make this so bad! Putting squash on my grocery list